For Investigators. Apply to Join nPOD
For New nPOD Applicants
First-time applicants should use the New Investigator Application and nPOD Material Transfer Agreement to apply to become a nPOD investigator and receive access to nPOD tissues. All diabetes researchers are welcome to apply and it is not necessary to have funding in order to receive samples.
nPOD New Investigator Application Review Process:
All new nPOD applications will be reviewed by nPOD’s Tissue Prioritization Committee, typically on a quarterly basis. When completing your application, please consider that some of nPOD’s precious tissue samples are a finite resource. If you would like more information about sample availablity, please email us. Meritorious applications will be given access to samples in a prioritized fashion. Before filling out your application, please review the list of current nPOD projects. If your project may appear to duplicate work by an approved nPOD investigator, you are strongly encouraged to justify how your new study will provide additional insights above and beyond what will be gained from the ongoing project.
Special instructions for first time applicants:
To ensure that your application is reviewed in a timely manner, please be sure to submit the following information with your file:
- NIH-formatted Biographical Sketch for the PI and Co-Investigator(s)
- Research Plan (background, hypothesis, specific aims, preliminary data, study plan)
- Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval or exemption documentation (unless pending)
For Existing nPOD Applicants
To request an extension of your original application, please submit the nPOD Project Addendum form. Do not request samples before receiving approval as this could jeopardize your current nPOD approval. Reasons projects will need an addendum include:
- Adding a Co-Investigator
- Changing the donor type one was originally approved for
- Changing the sample type one was originally approved for
- Requests for Medalist tissue, if not originally approved to receive them
Current nPOD investigators should visit Request nPOD Samples for information on how to request slides and tissue samples.
Where to Submit Your Application
Please email completed applications and other required files to firstname.lastname@example.org
Send a signed copy (electronic signature is acceptable) of the user agreement page (page 6) to:
JDRF nPOD Administrative Core
1275 Center Drive, BMSB, Room J-492
PO Box 100275
University of Florida College of Medicine
Gainesville, FL 32610-0275
Fax: (352) 273-9370
For additional questions, please contact nPOD at (352) 273-8277.